The general purpose of program review is to promote continuous improvement of the academic programs at The College of St. Scholastica. The program review process advances the mission of the College by providing an accurate assessment of the quality, effectiveness, and future direction of academic programs. The information generated by the review documents and the program's use of resources, serves to inform budgetary and planning decisions at all levels. The review process facilitates in-depth reflection on, and critical analysis of, the various dimensions of a program by its faculty, staff, and administration. Finally, the process assists the College in monitoring and refining its programmatic rigor, directions and priorities.